Letters to the Editor

Dallas shootings; Clinton emails

A DART police officer is comforted at Baylor University Hospital on Thursday in Dallas.
A DART police officer is comforted at Baylor University Hospital on Thursday in Dallas. AP

Dallas shootings

Every day we read a new obituary: a black man, a police officer.

As people marched Thursday night in Dallas for equality in response to racial violence, retaliation overshadowed peace. I sat at my desk and wept over the continued degradation of our nation.

Why do we respond to hate with hate? Only when we respond with love will we see change.

That onus falls upon every citizen. You may feel separate from this battle, but you’re not. In the midst of a crisis of equality, many refuse to get involved, citing distance from the issue. But our silence condones injustice.

It’s our duty to demand not only our own freedoms, but the freedoms of our neighbors. Instead of arguing about who’s right and who’s wrong, instead of shaking your head over the violence in the world, speak up. Act in the interest of love, of respect and of our futures.

Hannah Lamar,

Fort Worth


Regarding the horrifying shootings of Dallas police officers and, in other parts of the country, questionable shootings by police:

When societal problems are inadequately addressed, ignored, unresolved and more evil things happen, the only surprise is that so many people act surprised.

As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Jack Bowen, Fort Worth


Wake up, America! It’s time to get on our knees and pray.

How much violence and hatred will our Lord put up with before we return to him? Our world as we know it is on the verge of collapse.

When our police officers defending us are spat upon and cursed at and then killed and wounded, what’s next?

America has been very blessed and we are losing everything we stand for. Without prayer in the family and in our homes, how can we turn this around?

Brenda Lawson, Aledo

Clinton emails

Last week will go down in history as the time when U.S. jurisprudence changed forever.

Saturday morning, Hillary Clinton met with low-level FBI agents. She was not under oath and there were no transcripts or recordings.

Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey described in great detail how Clinton was “extremely careless” with critical and secret documents housed in her private email server in the basement of her home. Then, he declared that there would be no indictment based on the evidence before him.

That same morning, Clinton boarded Air Force One, along with the president, for a campaign trip to North Carolina.

It appears that Comey searched diligently for any opportunity to return a “no indictment” recommendation in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Charles Glass, Arlington


Donald Trump is helped in two big ways by James Comey’s congressional hearing.

One, it keeps the Clinton email scandal in play, and two, it demonstrates the ridiculous, partisan dysfunctionality of Congress, thereby helping to convince undecided voters that maybe we do need somebody like Trump to shake things up.

Blake Kevin Wallace,



Who remembers the media making a big deal over Karl Rove erasing 22 million White House emails on a private server at the height of a scandal? Not me.

And how about Colin Powell using a system similar to Clinton’s? So why is Hillary the one being crucified? Guess.

Gayle Bostic, Fort Worth


Why all of the hoopla about Hillary Clinton’s emails? It’s the same ole Republicans causing the stir.

The Republicans have been after the Clintons for more than 20 years.

Why don’t you do the job you were elected to do — the people’s business, which you haven’t done for some time? This is a witch hunt and I have no respect for the people doing it.

Margaret Abbott,

Fort Worth